Maverick Drinks is proud to welcome Kyrö Distillery Company to its portfolio of inspiring, independent craft spirits.
Founded in 2012 by a group of five friends after a night in a sauna, Kyrö is an all-rye distillery, working exclusively with the grain to produce a range of gins and now single malt whiskies, which are of limited production until late 2019. In 2015, Kyrö’s Napue Gin won the International Wine & Spirit Competition’s Gin & Tonic Trophy.
Kyrö Distillery is recognised across the world for creating exceptional spirits, but more importantly, they’re our kind of people.
They’re incredibly hard-working, love what they do, and care deeply about their products and their team. We’re absolutely thrilled to be working with them to spread the word in the UK.
– Michael Vachon: head of brand development at Maverick Drinks
We just love how Maverick handles its booze. When we started making rye spirits in Finland, we saw ourselves partnering with people who feel strongly about how spirits taste and equally how they are made and who makes them.
This is a perfect match for us in the UK and we look forward to touring the country with Michael and the Maverick team!
– Miika Lipiäinen: Kyrö Distillery Company CEO
Kyrö Distillery Company joins the growing selection of award-winning brands represented by Maverick Drinks, helping cement its position as the leading distributor of craft spirits in the UK. Kyrö Distillery will also be teaming up with independent bottler That Boutique-y Gin Company, a fellow Maverick Drinks brand, to bring a unique gin expression to market.
As part of its #ForwardDrinking campaign, Maverick Drinks continues to challenge how brands work with bars up and down the country. The distributor is engaging bar communities throughout the UK with the first in a series of seminars, The Relationships Between Brands and Bars is Broken, to stir up conversation and drive meaningful change.
This philosophy, coupled with the strength of the Maverick Drinks portfolio, played a substantial part in Maverick Drinks being named Spirits Distributor of the Year for the third time in four years at the 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition.